Cornelia H., age 25, North Carolina

Willie is 10 months old today. I finished the coat this evening about 3 o’clock. I went to the stables this morning with Mr. Henry. He has gone to Asheville court this week. In Asheville he has only been two days including today, not much business done this court as nearly everybody in the war. He came back at night. I scoured the candle sticks at the branch. Helped Jinnie wash out some hanks of yarn. The lye has eat up two. I also helped Fannie wash some guts for sassauge. Mrs. Fanning cut out 16 1/2 yds. of coarse jeans this evening. Jim Knight got 7 yds. of it. I must make Uncle Sam a coat this incoming week, also Charlie. Got the lard all done by working after night a little. I went into the new sugar this evening. It is very white, nice coffee sugar but no coffee to put it in. Mr. Henry got 3 sacks of salt & a barrel of sugar was all he got. Uncle Sam well this morning. Jim Parker salted the meat down again, took all the salt I borrowed from Mrs. Knight for the sassauge.

*(Fear in North Carolina: The Civil War Journals and Letters of the Henry Family, Eds. Karen L. Clinard and Richard Russell, used with permission.)